Brighid's Fire A4 Print
Print taken from my original artwork 'Brighid's Fire'
I've always been intrigued by prehistoric cave art especially the red hand prints left on cave walls by our ancient ancestors, it reminds me of stripping back to our earliest forms of creativity like the way children first start painting with simple hand prints.
Having recently purchased some mica powdered pigments to try I mixed the red oxide with water & the colour was so intense I had the sudden urge to cover my hands in it & work directly onto the paper like our ancestors did in the caves thousands of years ago, it felt really good to work directly with my hands onto the paper but I had no idea where I was going or what the painting would end up like, then I remembered an article I had read about the Goddess Brighid and her fire of creativity as the red oxide looked like fire, I begin to imagine her figure & associated animals in the blobs of red/orange paint & worked intuitively with white gouache & pencil to bring out the detail. I used Gold mica to pick out the halo around Brighid's head to symbolise her links with the Sun & her place as a Goddess of Sovereignty.
Brighid is one of the most important Goddesses in British history, Britain is even named after her as 'Brigantia' she gave her name to the Celtic land in the North of England. She is a guardian of the land & is the triple Goddess of healing, smith craft & poetry. As a Goddess of fire, the hearth & energy her fire is the fire of creativity offering a guiding light to people in times of darkness. Brighid's fire is a fire of healing, divination and protection.
She is the fire inside of all of us, the part of us that burns with the same creative desire which inspired our ancestors to place their painted hands upon the cave wall.
A4 Print size 21 x 29.7 cm
Professionally Printed on 300gsm quality heavy weight paper in a smooth finish
Signed on the back
Prints are protected with a recycled card backing and crystal clear bag made of biodegradable corn starch
Posted in a card backed envelope
Freerangefaeries watermark does not appear on the final print.
*Wooden frame not included
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Mar 18, 2022
Simply BEAUTIFUL artwork and very quickly shipped! This is an AMAZING artist and seller!
Feb 24, 2022
Mar 10, 2021
Beautiful artwork! The magic and energy of this amazing piece will adorn my sacred space for many years to come. Love it ! ❤️
Oct 2, 2020
Absolutely beautiful print. Very helpful seller . Highly recommend .
Jun 11, 2020
Fast and secure shipping, beautiful print! Thank you!